Posted in Railways on Sunday 19th June 2005 at 10:01pm
After a hectic weekend and a minor heatwave, I found myself standing on Drove Road bridge with a couple of other dedicated photographers in a gale, surrounded by a murky sea mist! In the distance, Wessex Trains ingenious queuing system snaked around the station car park, a sea of lobster-pink bodies fresh from the concert on the beach. A little later than expected, 31454 chugged into view with the empty stock from Bristol.
A much quicker turn around than other services which we'd seen arrive, and soon enough 31601 led the packed additional service back towards Bristol. Headed home soon after, having decided not to wait for the 21:00 service.
I've had a home on the web for more years than I care to remember, and a few kind souls persuade me it's worth persisting with keeping it updated. This current incarnation of the site is centred around the blog posts which began back in 1999 as 'the daylog' and continued through my travels and tribulations during the following years.
I don't get out and about nearly as much these days, but I do try to record significant events and trips for posterity. You may also have arrived here by following the trail to my former music blog Songs Heard On Fast Trains. That content is preserved here too.